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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The bats that inhabit the caves in Monfort Conservation Park was said to have numbered to millions breaking the Guinness World Records. The bat sanctuary is a privately-owned property with natural caves conducive for survival and shelter of bats. Here they formed colonies of more than million individuals There are openings on top of the caves where visitors can watch... More

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We got there at 4.30 which was good as we saw the caves in the light then stayed until it got dark at 6pm. Once it gets dark the bats take off swirling around in a mass throng of movement and noise. The set up at the sanctuary is good with the cave entry holes fenced off and secured and... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you have binoculars or a DSLR with a long lens you will get the optimum benefit of this place. You will need proper tools to see what those bats really look like and be able to take some worthwhile pictures of them home. For safety reason tourists can only look around the various openings around the cave and at... More

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Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i am totally appalled and amazed at what i saw.. the caves are so full of bats that they seem to sleep with the sun because the inner parts of the cave are already occupied. its a must-see creation

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our tour guide is very knowledgeable given her experience. I did not know that the bat colony living in the cave has different rooms. Like, older bats stay in the darkest part of the cave whilst younger ones are staying near the entrance. The place smells of bat poop but I did not mind it. Simply breathtaking to be up... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The tour guides are very engaging. They can make the short tour very fun and engaging. Try to get a night tour. That is what I plan to do next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A great place to go to. lots of bats to see and caves. There is a distinct smell which is normal for bat caves. You won"t need to enter the cave, you can see it from the top. The lady said around 5pm is a good time to see them fly out of the cave, surely a good experience. Bring... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've been visiting this cave when it was still free, but it appears that its National Geographic exposure has instilled a opportunistic mindset on its owners/operators. The Php 150 entrance fee on top of the Php 5 environmental fee the city charges leaves a bad taste in the mouth. The guide told us that the fee used to be Php... More

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Neapoli, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Never seen so many bats in one place.Also have a record guinness for the population but the smell is overwhelming.A different experience...shhh bats sleeping!!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Samal island is about 20 minutes by boat from davao city; a short walk to the Monfort bat sanctuary then there is a 5 minute briefing by the helpful staff (with funny anecdotes from Ana, our designated guide for this visit) then a short walk to the caverns and suddenly you are up close with the bats -- a lot... More

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